We all have too many decisions to make every day, no matter our occupation, age, or status. From What’s for breakfast? in the AM to Did I already brush my teeth? at bedtime. It’s wonderful to at least have clothing that requires no deep thought, and always looks smart. Call in the perfect dress.
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Dresses are one way to simplify daily living. This newly thrifted knit dress by Boden (similar) is just what I’m talking about: pull it on, add a piece of jewelry and some glam sunglasses, and take flight for the day. I love the gathered bodice on this dress to manufacture a little cleavage for us small-on-top women. And grey with yellow looks cheerful.
The necklaces are layered – the choker style is a vintage 1960’s piece, and the chain of beads was made by a friend. I’m wearing my “Patti” bead bracelet my grandfather made for me when I was a little kid. He was a prince, that man.
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It is a perfect wear, Patti!!
Love the design pattern 🙂 xoxo
I have a few Boden pieces that I reach for again and again, easy to wear and wash makes them winners!
Thanks for hosting x
I love wearing dresses. The dress which you wore is simple and elegant, thanks for sharing.
I love the simplicity of a dress, Patti. It sounds so easy the way you describe it. I must try harder. Heh. Thanks for the linkup.
Adore your sneaker oxfords Patti!!! All for simplicity, usually the chicest.. XOXO
Dresses are such a great alternative when shorts just don’t quite work in longer. I love the floral print on this little vintage treasure Patti. Those sneakerish shoes are fun , funky and add some edge to that pretty dress.
thanks, Jude, and have a wonderful day, xo
What a great floral dress! They are so easy to wear during summer!
Your sneaker looks lovely and comfortable Patti. Aww, that cat is cool 🙂 Thanks for hosting.
Such a lovely dress Patti, you have a real knack for finding great thrifted clothes. Love it with the trainers!
but the cat looks so cute in her princess brassiere. LOL
Dresses are so easy…and I love easy! It is so cool that you still have and wear a bracelet that your grandpa made you. Things like that are priceless!
That dress looks fab as does the choker – on you and puss!
Yeah ladies! get those arms out. If you’re wearing something fabulous nobody but you will notice your arms anyway! xxx
I love a beautiful floral dress and this one that you are sporting is perfect for summer!
I love throwing on a dress for any occasion! Yours looks lovely on you!
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love your dress!!!!
Yes to this dress and bearing arms this summer!
How cool is it that you still have that bracelet from your Grandpa? Love that!
Ha ha! I need me a Princess Leia style bra.
The joys of thrifting is you can find fun easy-to-wear pieces like this. My Karina dresses are similar.
Patti, that black and white photo is so artsy! You look fabulous, as always. And of course, Kitty is splendid in her Princess Leia outfit. I’ve only come around to love dresses in the last year or so and now I wear them all the time, especially in summer!
PS: I hope to be back soon to join your link-up. I’m working on some fun things!
Hugs to you and Kitty!
You have got some incredible dresses! Looking forward to seeing some of your fun things. xox
There’s nothing like a good floral for the season! Such a cute look!
Hi, Patti, your dress looks great; thanks for sharing. Maybe your beady friend could make a Princess Leia bra in your size!
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That dress is so pretty! I love the floral print.
Yes, to dresses and how easy they are to style. This floral knit number is quite pretty and flattering. I so love that you still have a bracelet your grandfather made you. What a treasured item it must be.
Such a great dress, Patti! You always find the best things in thrift shops! And I love that you paired it with those adorable sneakers and your bracelet made with love by grandpa!
Love that your necklace has a memory attached to it. makes it so special! Love Boden and the dress is very pretty on you, love the gathered front. i am all about dresses in this heat!
Have a great week!
I agree dresses are so easy to wear and comfortable. I love your dress and those shoes are perfect!! Happy Monday!
I LOVE that dress! The gathered front is so pretty. I’m also drooling over that embroidered cross body bag!
Great dress Patti, I can see why its just the one on days when it all seems too hard. The sleeves are such a flattering length. Kitty does look rather cute. Many thanks for hosting.
this is a perfect dress with perfect shoes, absolutely comfy&cool outfit with fabulous accessorizing!, lovely!
That is indeed a perfect dress, especially for summer. I like my arms to be covered for sun protection, but long sleeves are weird in summer, so I usually aim for 3/4 length. Just so they aren’t T-shirt length, which leads to farmer tan.
Also, a dress with no waistband is so much more comfortable in summer. The gathering on the top gives the dress a nice shape, so it doesn’t end up being a waist-less sack.
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Yes! That is the perfect lengt for my arms! Have a great week Patti!
Throw on outfits are the best! I love that you have a piece of jewellery from from Grandad – how very special! xx
Your speaking my language…I love a dress, especially in the summer – it’s all I want to wear (or a jumpsuit, but they are kinda the same family don’t you think?) great look Patti!
Just got a perfect new (to me) sundress. Makes it so ez 🙂
I agree with you wholeheartedly. I love a simple dress and appreciate the ease of getting dressed and looking nice without fuss. This dress is very very pretty. I’m happy that you have such a sentimental piece of jewelry. I’m sure you were his princess. Have a wonderful week ahead.
This type of dresses are perfect. As you say, throw some accessories on and you look stylish. Interestingly, your figurine cat wear that necklace very well. Make sure she/e gives it back to you. LOL. Thanks for hosting the party and visiting mine.
love your easy to wear dress, Patti. The sneakers look super comfortable
What a great dress, Patti! I love dresses you can just throw on and Bam! you’re dressed. Thanks for hosting!
Love the dress!! Especially love the shoes!!
Only you would think to accessorize the cat too, Patti!! Hilarious!!
And I totally agree that a dress (especially in the summer) is the way to go!!!
Thrift you say? What a great find Patti! I’m with you on one piece dressing! Have a great week xx
Yes to the simplicity of a dress! I wear them to when I’m teaching all the time because it’s the easiest outfit to put together at 6AM! 😀
Such a cute dress! And I agree: what to wear shouldn’t become yet another thing causing stress, so sometimes we need an easy solution, and a wear-and-go dress sounds a good idea.